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Weed Corley Fish Funeral Homes and Cremation Services

2620 South Congress Avenue, Austin, TX

OBITUARY

Petreta "Pat" Watson

July 10, 1923February 8, 2020

Petreta Watson also known as Treta, Pat and Nana, left this earth for her Heavenly Father on February 8th at her home in Uvalde, TX

Petreta was born July 10, 1923 in Pear Valley, McCulloch County, Texas. When she was 6, Petreta’s family moved to Brady where she attended school and graduated from Brady High School. After graduation at age 16, she worked as one of the first female assistant managers for J.C. Penney in Brady during WWII before transferring to the Austin store. She also attended classes at the University of Texas.

Petreta started a family and moved to Dripping Springs where she did substitute teaching in all 12 grades. She also worked in Driftwood at the office of Thurman Roberts Bridge and Culvert Contracting business. When Thurman opened the Salt Lick she worked there as hostess and cashier.

During her time in Dripping Springs she served fervently in different capacities at the Dripping Springs Baptist Church.

Petreta moved back to Austin where she retired in 1985 after 20 plus years as secretary and office manager of Wilke Amey Clay Funeral Home. She enjoyed her time with The Zilker Garden Club, her friends and neighbors and celebrating her Lord at Christian Life Church.

In 2014 Petreta moved to Uvalde to be close to her daughter, son and other family members.

Petreta cared for people deeply. She could see and sense needs and seek to fill them with love. Her deep faith allowed her to experience the paradoxes of life and people, without judgement, bitterness or question. She lived her life with humility, generosity and great tenderness. She loved her family and friends beyond words.

Petreta was preceded in death by: Father – William Robert Johnson Mother – Olive Trewitt Johnson Brother – Prentice Johnson First Husband and father of her children, Joe Delbert Malott Second Husband - John A. (Jack) Watson

Petreta is survived by: Sisters: Mary Maud Campbell, The Woodlands, TX Iva Jo Avery, Burnet, TX Daughter, Nikki Malott, Uvalde TX Son, Ron Malott, Reagan Wells, TX 4 Grandchildren, 7 Great-Grandchildren and numerous Nieces and Nephews

Funeral Services will be held at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral home, 2620 South Congress Ave, Austin on Thursday February 13th at 2:00 pm

Petreta’s body will return to rest in Brady Texas at Rest Haven Cemetery.

Donations may be made to one’s choice or West Texas Boys Ranch 10223 Boys Ranch Rd San Angelo, TX 76904 wtbr.org 325-949-1936

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, February 13, 2020
  • Funeral Service Thursday, February 13, 2020

Memories

Petreta "Pat" Watson

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Debbe Purcell

February 13, 2020

I got to know Mrs Pat and Mr Joe at The Little Wheel, when I went there in the 80's in high school. They were always happy go lucky, never meeting strangers. Mrs Pat gave me a wonderful piece of advice when I was a teenager that I do and don't wish I had taken. She told me "Honey, come here to have fun, but find you a husband on Sunday mornings in church. That will be a good man to keep." She was a very sweet and compassionate lady.

Kimberly Richards

February 12, 2020

I met Mrs. Watson just a few months ago in October at 214 Martin st, right then we just clicked. I loved coming to work and hearing her stories and talk about god and how wonderful he is. She also helped me restore my faith in Jesus Christ.
I started giving her showeres and rolling her hair. I use to laugh when she would say my hair's not dry yet ....
When I met Nikki and Mrs Watson I felt this kinda love you only feel from family their were so loving to me, so I helped Nikki take care of her at her house till her ending days.
Ok m so glad to have met such wonderful people, and Mrs Watson such an amazing women. I know she's with god now and shes looking down on me, keeping me on my toes. May her days in heaven be as wonderful as she was.

Kimberley Craft

February 12, 2020

Nana Pat will always be one of the most profound influences in my life. I am a better person because of her and I am eternal grateful to GOD for bringing her into my life. Her love for us all was completely unconditional in every way, shape, and form. She had a way of making each and every person she encounter feel special and important. I am blessed to know that all my children, grandchildren, and I were so loved by her.

Diane Stonecipher

February 12, 2020

I met Pat on a random walk in my neighborhood, twenty-something years ago. From that day on, it was like I had known her my whole life. You could not escape her genuine kindness, compassion and generosity of self. If you were lucky enough to be enveloped in her love and friendship, you had a gift of a lifetime.
The things she nurtured in all of us are now ours to savor and give to others. While it will be painful to never hear her loving voice and feel the warmth of her smile, my heart is full of the love she has carefully left behind.

Toni Duncan

February 11, 2020

I met Pat six years ago after she moved to Uvalde had the honor of being her home health nurse but as the years went by she turned out to be a second mom and my best friend . She helped me she help me blossom In my faith and my belief in Christ but mostly when I think of Pat she stands for the word Love In all my years on this earth I have never known anybody with so much love and understanding and compassion she is truly a blessing and a true gift from God I will cherish her and our memories always anybody that ever knew her she never knew a stranger and all of those people were truly blessed for having cross paths with her

Dylan Stonecipher

February 11, 2020

It’s hard for me to put into words what Pat meant to me. I met her when I was a young child and she was a grandmother, we just happened to have a mutual friend (my mother). Over the years, despite our age difference, we’ve become close friends. Pat helped shape me into the person I am today and I am so thankful for her presence in my life.

I’ll always remember how excited she’d get when I’d bring my violin over to play for her. I was just a kid with a violin, but when I went to visit her, Pat made me feel like I was the greatest violinist on Earth and she’d won a raffle to get a solo performance. Each time I visited her, it was as if she’d been waiting all her life to hear me play and that her chance had finally come. That type of pure, unadulterated joy is a rarity in most people, but in Pat it was common. And the best part about Pat’s joy was that it wasn’t just her own, she drew it from the people around her and she shared it with the people around her. I’ll always remember her as I saw her while I played the violin - contagious smile, twinkling eyes and a profound feeling of joy radiating all around her.

Dawn Stewart

February 11, 2020

Pat was and will always be my Austin Mom. She was an angel that walked on earth and will be dearly missed by me and many more. My photo is from one of my visits to see her in Uvalde. We had such a great time!! She had a heart of gold and is one of the most gracious women that I have ever known. She always treated me like one of her own - in my younger years she would fix me hot tea in the middle of the night and listen to my problems. She always took me out for a nice dinner on my birthdays when I lived in Austin. I will always treasure those wonderful memories plus many more. She will always have a place in my heart. I love you so much Pat and will miss you but know you are in heaven looking down on all of us. Love you!!

Stacy Watson

February 11, 2020

Missing someone is not about how long it has been since you have seen them or the amount of time since you have talked...

It is about that very moment when you are doing something and wishing they were there with you...

Nana,

Thank you for all the love and understanding you gave me.
Even when we were NOT being Good Girls... you still loved us.

All my love,
Stacy

Anicia Williams

February 11, 2020

My grandmother had endless love and compassion for every person she encountered. She always spoke of the Lord and how we are to rely on him for all things. I am blessed by being one of her grand daughters, her love and memory will never be forgotten. We as her grand children could never do any wrong in her eyes. She had complete unconditional love for each of us. She is loved by many people and will be missed greatly. The good Lord took a wonderful Angel from here on earth and I believe she is so happy to finally reach her destination in the kingdom of heaven as she taught us all to trust in. I love love you My Sweet NAna from your head to your toeseys, as you always said to me. Rest in peace my sweet Nana , my world will be so different without you here but I know without a doubt you are looking down at all of us and still praying for us as you did all the time.

Virginia Wier

February 9, 2020

No one will ever be able to fill the shoes of this most beautiful, loved lady that I call Aunt Pat. She was always there to listen and guide you. May you rest in peace and sing a wonderful song with the Angels. I love you !

FROM THE FAMILY